Safaricom gets green light for Essar deal

first_img Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Previous ArticleTaiwan Mobile boosts capex to help catch up on 4GNext ArticleEtisalat set for charge following Mobily troubles Money Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Related Tags Home Safaricom gets green light for Essar dealcenter_img Steve Costello Safaricom negocia el uso de m-Pesa como medio de pago en Amazon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 NOV 2014 Safaricom holds Amazon talks on mobile money move Kenyan operator Safaricom received the green light to complete its $80 million purchase of various assets from Essar Telecommunications Kenya.The deal, described as “the largest of its kind in the telecoms sector in Kenya”, has been approved by the country’s communications, competition and capital markets authorities.The deal sees Safaricom taking on Essar’s passive network infrastructure and spectrum, and will see 150 staff transferred.Under the previously-announced terms of the deal, Essar’s subscribers (it uses the Yu brand for its services) are being acquired by Airtel Africa.Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, said in a statement: “I am confident that our customers in both urban and rural areas will benefit from the anticipated improvement of the quality of service on both voice and data services as we switch on more of our acquired capacity.”According to GSMA Intelligence figures, the deal will see Airtel (5.5 million connections) strengthening its second-place position with the acquisition of Essar’s 2.4 million connections, but it will still lag Safaricom (22.3 million).Also active in the market is Orange, with 2.8 million connections. AirtelEssarFinancialSafaricomYulast_img read more

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Yingli to leave ‘solar legacy’ in Brazil following World Cup

first_imgYingli to leave ‘solar legacy’ in Brazil following World CupIn addition to becoming the football tournament’s first carbon neutral sponsor, the Chinese solar company is planning a reference solar project it hopes will drive demand for similar systems across Brazil. June 30, 2014 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share China’s national team may have missed the World Cup football tournament t in Brazil, but Yingli Solar has been a ubiquitous presence at the event as one of its leading sponsors along with such major brands as Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald’s. The company’s omnipresence at the World Cup matches is increasing its brand recognition in Brazil and around the globe as it seeks to expand its international operations. Yingli announced on Friday at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro that it planned to supply 400 to 600 kW for a “solar legacy” project in Brazil that said was expected to be among the largest solar energy systems in the country. Yingli has already set a benchmark by becoming the first ever carbon neutral World Cup sponsor. Yingli has been working with international football association FIFA in order to leave solar legacies in the host countries of the World Cup since the 2010 competition in South Africa, when the company not only became the tournament’s first Chinese sponsor, but also the first renewable energy sponsor. As part of its legacy projects, Yingli provided customized solar solutions to 20 Football for Hope centers throughout Africa through the Football for Hope, Energy for Hope program, which focuses on improving the social environment for disadvantaged children in Africa. As part of this year’s plans to become carbon neutral, Yingli says it is offsetting all carbon emissions generated through its onsite sponsorship activations in Brazil for the tournament’s duration. The company has invested in carbon emissions reductions certificates generated by two factories operating via biomass in the Caatinga region of Alagoas in Brazil, thereby helping prevent deforestation and protect Brazil’s biodiversity. “Sustainability is one of the key tenants in our vision for the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” Federico Addiechi, head of FIFA Corporate Social Responsibility, said on Friday. “Environmental initiatives such as the one presented by our sponsor Yingli today are contributing to increasing the positive impact of the FIFA World Cup on society and the environment. We are grateful to Yingli and their local partners for helping us leave a lasting legacy in Brazil.” Markus Vlasits, country manager of Yingli Green Energy Brazil, added, “Our solar legacy project will not only be an important legacy of the FIFA World Cup, but it will also be a boon to the country’s emerging solar energy industry. 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Boskalis Ups Stake in Fugro to 25 Pct

first_imgRoyal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has increased its holding in Fugro N.V. to 25.1%.Boskalis stresses that this is not a step towards making an offer. Boskalis views Fugro as an “interesting company” with strong market positions in its core activities.Earlier this year, Boskalis increased its holding in Fugro to 20 percent, which Fugro characterized as unsolicited stake building, insisting that the company values its independence.According to Boskalis, its strategy is focused on offshore and (maritime) infrastructure, making use of the combination of high end know-how and maritime assets. This fits very well with the activities of Fugro. The two companies have a lot in common in the area of assets, knowledge, capital intensity, global coverage, client base and are both global leaders in niche markets.“This makes Fugro’s position highly sensitive to conflicts of interest in particular in relation to construction and installation contractors. Hence Fugro does not agree with the statement by Boskalis’ statement that Fugro’s activities “fit very well” with Boskalis. Fugro can only maintain its current market leading positions if it remains an independent service provider,” said Fugro in a statement.last_img read more

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Blue Beanie Day Returns for the Ninth Year

first_imgIt’s almost here! Monday, November 30, 2015 marks the ninth anniversary of Blue Beanie Day, the day where web designers around the world show their support for web standards by donning blue beanies in their social avatars. Started in 2006, Blue Beanie Day dates back to a time when web designers had to deal with broken browsers, inconsistent support, and workarounds to get their websites to display correctly. Over the years, with the focus on web standards, browsers and tools have become more consistent.You might ask, what’s with the blue beanie? It’s a reference to Jeffrey Zeldman, author of the 2003 Designing with Web Standards book. Zeldman was one of several web designers raising awareness of web standards. On the front cover of his book, Zeldman sports a blue beanie. I hope you join me in supporting web standards on Monday, November 30. Add a blue beanie to your social media avatar and use the #bbd15 hashtag to share the news. Follow the Blue Beanie Day Tumblr.And if you need a blue beanie, download the Photoshop zip file (45KB PSD) and update your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media avatars. Looking forward to seeing your blue beanie on Blue Beanie Day!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedIt’s Back! Celebrate Blue Beanie Day November 30Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Blue Beanie Day, the day where web designers around the world doff a blue beanie or hat in their avatars to show their support for web standards. Hard to believe it’s been ten years! What’s with the Blue Beanie? The Blue Beanie gives a…In “Web design”Celebrating Web Standards on Blue Beanie DayOn Friday, November 30, 2018, web professionals will celebrate the twelfth Blue Beanie Day. It’s the day when web professionals around the world celebrate web standards by publishing articles, gathering for meetups and team discussions, and adding a blue beanie to their avatar. I’m glad to help spread the word…In “Web design”Celebrate Web Standards: Blue Beanie Day Returns November 30It’s back! This Saturday, November 30, 2019, web designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, user experience professionals, accessibility specialists, programmers—heck, everyone involved with creating, publishing, and coding on the web—will celebrate the thirteenth Blue Beanie Day. Web folks around the world will celebrate web standards by publishing articles, talking about…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

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Beyond Text

first_imgrichard macmanus Tags:#Blogging#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Bob Wyman of PubSub has just written a killer post on the future of blogging (or one of them…). An excerpt:“What Kedrosky is speaking of is what we at PubSub have been referring to as “Structured Blogging” and may be what Mark Fletcher of Bloglines/AskJeeves has listed as “Functional Blogging” in presentations he’s recently given. The basic idea is to go beyond “mere” text in blogs and include structured XML that describes job-openings, events, new prices, press releases, updates to phone numbers and contact info, requests for proposals, etc. i.e. Using the now almost ubiquitous content syndication network to broadcast useful business *data* — not just prose or text commentaries. Blogging, or the more general idea of “syndication”, will have its most important and profitable impact on business by providing a new and effective way for businesses to broadcast data. The result is that in the future, we’ll see “blogging” built into corporate systems (ERP, CRM, etc.) that process data — not text.”I went looking for some info on Bloglines “functional blogging” and all I came up with was a hint from Mark Fletcher during a speech that Ross Mayfield blogged:“Future developments: Convergence with web search, Mutimedia, functional RSS feeds for more than just news, Richer blogging tools, more sharing and social networking features. 3.6 repeat visits per day on average. Sticky vital part of their online experiences. Share your information and feeds with other people in your network.”(emphasis mine)This is an interesting subject. I myself have been noodling away on a business idea for ‘the future of blogging’, but more on that in good time. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Infographic: What Your Admin Should Know About Cloud Management

first_imgHow fast is the average virtual infrastructure growing? Would you believe that 80% of them are adding 10-50 VMs annually? And that 63% of those surveyed are handling cloud computing installations. IT management provider Solarwinds interviewed 120 of their customers and came up with this infographic. It also includes five tips for making better cloud choices. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting (click to enlarge) A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing david strom 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Facebook Experimenting With Credits For Outside Websites

first_imgOn October 21, the Facebook Developer blog announced that it had started working with “a few developers to test the ability to offer Facebook Credits on websites, with the goal of helping them offer a more unified app experience to users beyond apps on Facebook.” Their preliminary Facebook Credits test uses the games UNO Boost and Collapse! Blast on Gamehouse. Currently, Facebook Credits is the required payment method for Facebook apps. Facebook Credits became available as a payment option on mobile apps except for native iPhone or iPad apps. The e-commerce space is still up for grabs, ripe for fresh battles between Facebook and Apple. Facebook and Gamehouse will keep an eye out to see how players react, which will determine how the Facebook Credits experiment will proceed. On Gamehouse, users signed in through Facebook will only have the option to pay with Credits; if not, they’ll be able to pay through their usual methods of credit card or PayPal. This could skew the experiment a bit, angering some users who would prefer to stay logged in through Facebook yet pay through another method.Right now, Gamehouse will still have to share 30 percent revenue from the sale of Facebook Credits. This is the same cut that Apple’s App Store takes from developers who submit apps and games, and also the same as the Amazon Appstore. Why Won’t Facebook Allow Credits on Their Native App?At last week’s Web 2.0 conference, Facebook CTO Bret Taylor said “A few years from now, most every single person at Facebook is going to be working on mobile.” Yet when the Facebook Developer blog announced Facebook Credits for mobile the other week, it said that Facebook Credits would go mobile, but not on iOS. Using them on iOS would violate Apple’s in-app purchasing rules. Still, very few iPad users will use the mobile website (m.facebook.com) entirely just because that’s where their Facebook Credits are. If Facebook won’t allow its users to use Facebook Credits on the native iPhone or iPad apps, and the future is in mobile, how will Facebook Credits be able to grow?Will Facebook Credits Become a Global Currency System?Back in July 2010, we noted that Facebook was “standing at the food of a virtual cash mountain.” That’s when Facebook first expanded the Facebook Credits program out of beta, rolling out a path that could amount to the world’s first global currency. Nearly a year later, on July 1, all game developers were required to use Facebook Credits, reports AllFacebook.com.If the Facebook/Gamehouse experiment succeeds, will this mark the beginning of Facebook’s entry into building a micro-currency around its application platform? Tags:#e-commerce#Facebook#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos alicia eler A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Says There Is A “Prejudice” Against Football

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has become the most-polarizing football coach in America. The Michigan head coach is, of course, beloved by his fan base (and enjoyed by those who cover the sport) but there’s certainly a big part of the population (including many of his colleagues) that dislikes him. Much of that dislike surely stems from his recruiting antics, whether it’s his use of satellite camps or his sleepovers at recruits’ homes. A great day for us and the kids of Baltimore! pic.twitter.com/5zE5eA4xZQ— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 6, 2016At a satellite camp in Baltimore today, Harbaugh was asked if he thinks there are inequities between football and other sports when it comes to the recruiting of young athletes. Harbaugh thinks there are, saying there is a “prejudice” against football. Rod Beard of The Detroit News has the full quote.   #Michigan Jim Harbaugh on inequities between football and other sports: pic.twitter.com/WuoG2jIydw— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) June 6, 2016A better question might be: is Harbaugh truly doing this for the betterment of student-athletes or the betterment of his football program? Or can it be both?last_img read more

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